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MEDIOCRE ART

 New page from my current sketchbook project, 15”x 11’, mixed media on paper, Copyright 2016 David Limrite

New page from my current sketchbook project, 15”x 11’, mixed media on paper, Copyright 2016 David Limrite


“Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.”

Henry David Thoreau


Mediocre Art

“The world does not need any more mediocre art!”

Maybe you have heard a frustrated artist say this, or maybe you have at one time blurted out this proclamation when your artwork seemed to be headed in the wrong direction.

This may come as a surprise to you, however, I do indeed believe that the world does not need anymore mediocre art.

What the world does need is artists who are giving it their all no matter what. Artists who are diligently creating, and who are steadfast in their resolve to make art that comes from their heart and soul.

The world needs happy artists who revel in the joy of process. especially if things are not going well in the studio.

The world needs artists who are less concerned with creating something new that no one has ever seen before, and, instead, who are more concerned about creating true, authentic and personally meaningful art.

Along the way, we are all most certainly going to create some awful stuff. It may even be mediocre.

So what! Mediocre art happens. Toss it and move on.

What matters is that we are on a journey. Mediocre work should not define you. It should empower you to learn from it and try your best to do it better next time.

And, as long as you never give up, you cannot fail.

Best,

David


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